Art Books Free Online – Free Music Books Online


Art books free online, Free Music Books Online. Photography books too. Thousands of books from the Internet Archive, organized by topics in Art and Music.


Hint: When a book you want to borrow at Internet Archive is already checked out, go to the Internet Archive’s ‘Search’ box, check “Search Metadata”, and search for the book’s title. Sometimes they have two or more copies.

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Free Art Books

Free Art Books Collection

Over 14,000 free scanned art books online at Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Art”. You may wish to use the “search this collection” box to refine the search. Be patient as the page loads.

Free Books on Painting Collection

Over 3,000 free scanned art books online at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Painting”. Inadvertently included are some works of fiction, and other books marginally related. Be patient as the page loads.

Free Books about Drawing Collection

Over 1,500 free scanned art books at Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Drawing”. Be patient as the page loads.

Free Modern Art Books Collection

About 2,800 free art books online at Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Modern Art”. Be patient as the page loads.

170+ magazines free online, from the early 1800s to today, at Free Magazine Archives Database

Folkscanomy: Artwork

Over 400 free Art books online at Internet Archive. Includes many instructional manuals and collected illustrations by various artists. Also numerous issues of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin.

Art in American History Collection

About 400 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Art in American History.

Free Digital Design Books Collection

About 600 free Digital Design books at Internet Archive.

National Gallery of Art Publications

About 100 exhibition art catalogs and other publications from the U.S. National Gallery of Art.

Free Online Books at the Metropolitan Art Museum

About 570 art books and booklets provided by the Metropolitan Art Museum of New York. They appear to all be related to specific collections there, or to temporary exhibitions.

Free online magazines about Arts, Music & Photography

Free Online Notable Collection Catalogs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

About 60 catalogs for art collections, many of which are heavily illustrated books that also contain extensive essays, with the actual catalog of paintings at the back.

Getty Collected Publications on Paintings

Over 80 free online art books on painters and painting published by the J. Paul Getty Museum or the Getty Research Institute.

Freer-Sackler Book Collection

About 70 free online art publications from the Freer-Sackler Museum, the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art. “Spanning from 1753 to the present, these catalogues, journals, manuscripts, and more contain expert insights on a full spectrum of Asian art, culture, and history, as well as on American art and the history of the museums themselves.”

Ars Orientalis

1935-2019

Washington, DC

“Each fall the Freer|Sackler (Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art) publishes, with the University of Michigan, a journal of the latest research in art of the Middle East and Asia. Titled ‘Ars Orientalis’, the journal is a collection of scholarship that crosses academic disciplines and aims to connect researchers, institutions, and ideas using one central theme per volume.” All volumes of the annual ‘Ars Orientalis’, from 1954 to the present, are here, as are the 16 volumes of its predecessor, ‘Ars Islamica’ (1934-1951).

Free online books on Art Appreciation Collection

About 400 free online books at Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Art Appreciation”.

Free Online Books on American Painting Collection

More than 200 free online books about American Painting at Internet Archive.

Free Graphic Arts Books Collection

About 400 free Graphic Arts books at the Internet Archive.

Free Online Photography Books Collection

About 3,100 free online Photography books.

Annotated Bibliography of Fine Art

Sturgis, Russell, & Krehbiel, H: E: comp.
American Library Association 1897        Dewey Dec.    016.7 Rf

Descriptive, critical and comparative notes on 1,000 works on painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, illustration and music. Classed, with author and subject index. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Fine Arts Section

An Annotated List of 1200 Titles including books on Costume and Amusements, with a Full Analytical Index

Wilson, H.W.; Sears, Minnie Earl, comp.
Wilson 1928        Dewey Dec.    016.7

Pre-Raphaelites free books Collection

About 30 free art books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Pre-Raphaelites”.


Free Music Books

Music Collection

About 7,800 free music books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Music”. You can use the “Search this Collection” box to do a more refined search. Be patient as the page loads.

Music Appreciation Collection

About 270 free music books online at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Music Appreciation”.

Music & Songbooks Collection

About 400 free books on music at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Music/Songbooks”. Be patient as the page loads.

Pop Music Collection

About 700 free music books online at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Pop Music”.

Rock Music Collection

Nearly 2,000 free music books online at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Rock Music”.

Free online magazines about Arts, Music & Photography

Country Music Collection

About 200 free music books online at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Country Music”.

Music in American History Collection

About 300 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Music in American History.

Folk Music Collection

About 230 free music books online at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Folk Music”.

Women Singers Collection

About 90 free music books online at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Women Singers”.

Jazz Collection

More than 800 free music books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Jazz”. Be patient as the page loads.

Books on Movies, Theater

Musical Instruments Collection

About 350 music books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Musical Instruments”. Be patient as the page loads.

Piano Collection

Almost 600 music books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Piano”. Be patient as the page loads.

Rock Groups Collection

About 200 free books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Rock Groups”. Be patient as the page loads.

Free online magazines about Entertainment, Celebrities & Pop Culture

Music Trade Collection

About 200 free scanned books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Music Trade”. Be patient as the page loads.

Song Index; an Index to More than 12000 Songs in 177 Song Collections, Comprising 262 Volumes

Wilson, H.W.; Sears, Minnie Earl, comp.
Wilson 1926        Dewey Dec.    016.7

Songs in English as well as many other languages. Song titles and authors are indexed alphabetically, with references to the collection where they are contained, plus a full bibliography of the song collections.


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